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Research Article  |   January 1987
Vehicular Transport Safety for the Child With Disabilities
Author Affiliations
  • Greg Shaw, MS, is Rehabilitation Engineer, Rehabilitation Engineering Program, University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Article Information
Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Features
Research Article   |   January 1987
Vehicular Transport Safety for the Child With Disabilities
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 1987, Vol. 41, 35-42. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.1.35
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 1987, Vol. 41, 35-42. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.1.35
Abstract

This article reviews transport safety for the child with disabilities in vans, school buses, and automobiles. Because very little research has been done in this area, information about safety for children with disabilities has been extrapolated from information based on the nondisabled population. Commercially available car seats and harnesses, most of which are designed for the nondisabled child, can provide a high level of crash protection. Several available restraint systems are recommended.